Mar 1, 2000
I would like to know which is the actual treatment of cerebral toxoplasmosis and how long is it?
Response from Dr. Feinberg
If the person with toxo has HIV/AIDS, then treatment is lifelong-- unless the person has an excellent response to anti-HIV therapy with a big and sustained increase in CD4 cells. In that case, many experts might consider stopping chronic maintenance therapy if the CD4 cells remain high for at least 3-6 months. The standard treatment is pyrimethamine + sulfadiazine; second choice is clindamycin + pyrimethamine; alternatives include atovaquone and trimetrexate.
Neurotoxoplasmosis in 36 years old man with HIV
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